Dear all,


we’re really happy to announce the first ever Coolest Tool Award!


Tools play an essential role at Wikimedia, and so do the many volunteer developers who experiment with new ideas, develop & maintain local & global solutions and bridge workflow gaps for the Wikimedia communities.


There are incredible many great tools out there. It’s time to celebrate this & to make the work volunteer developers do more visible to everyone :-)


The Coolest Tool Award ceremony will take place at Wikimania, as part of the official program:


The award is organized & selected by this year's Coolest Tool Academy. The plan is to award the greatest tools in a variety of categories: For example: “best Commons tool” to recognize the value of a tool for a specific project, or “best newcomer” to award the work of a fairly new developer. 


As no one can possibly know all the cool tools out there, we’re looking for some help & inspiration: Please point us to the tools that you think are great - out of any reason you can think of! 


Please use this form:

to recommend tools by July 29, 2019. 

You can nominate as many tools as you want by filling out the form multiple times.


This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement:


Thank you very much for your ideas & recommendation(s)! 


We will continue to spread the word over the next 1-2 days, but if you get the chance, please feel welcome to share this information with others too!


If you have any questions, please contact us at


Thanks :-)

Birgit, for the Coolest Tool Academy 2019

Birgit Müller (she/her)
Director of Technical Engagement